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Masked burglary suspected arrested

Mountain View police arrested a Milpitas man last week after he allegedly broke into a home in the Cuernavaca neighborhood of Mountain View. He was spotted by a home security camera and swiftly arrested, according to police.

The man, 21, entered the home on the 1000 block of Carlos Privada around 1:15 a.m. Friday, July 26. The house was not occupied at the time, but the homeowners had a security camera that alerted them of a possible intruder, police said.

Officers reported seeing a flashlight moving around inside the homes and lights turned on, and saw a man exit wearing a mask and gloves.

The man ran from officers but was caught after a short pursuit. He was carrying a backpack containing electronics, jewelry and other property from inside the home, police said.

Police say the man likely entered the home by shattering a back door. He was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary, resisting arrest and wearing a mask as a means of concealment or evasion.

Man killed by Caltrain identified

A man who was struck and killed by a Caltrain in downtown Mountain View last week has been identified as 30-year-old Jordan Koger, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

Koger was hit by a southbound train around 7:47 p.m. on Monday evening, July 22, after trespassing on the tracks near Castro Street, Caltrain officials said.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office investigating the fatal collision did not immediately determine whether the act was intentional or accidental.

The coroner's office had yet to determine a city of residence for Koger after interviewing family members.

The death was the ninth Caltrain fatality in 2019, and the second one that day. That afternoon, a man was killed in a collision in Burlingame at the north lane crossing. The man was later identified as 75-year-old Burlingame resident Michael Nichols.

Los Altos, Foothill College thefts

Police arrested a man and woman during a traffic stop in Los Altos last month after they were allegedly found in possession of stolen property taken from homes in Los Altos and from the Foothill College campus.

The pair were stopped near Foothill Expressway and Magdalena Avenue on July 16 in connection to an early-morning residential burglary, but officers found belongings taken during residential burglaries and thefts that had "just occurred" in the city, according to a statement released by the Los Altos Police Department.

Officers received reports of the residential burglary shortly before 5 a.m. on the 500 block of Lassen Street in Los Altos. A witness provided a description of the thieves and their vehicle, a maroon or burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe, which was used to locate and arrest the pair less than 2 miles away, police said.

Burglary tools and a controlled substance were also found in the truck, police said.

The man and woman were both arrested on suspicion of felony burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of a controlled substance. They were booked into Santa Clara County jail.

—Kevin Forestieri


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